Camden Theater

725 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101

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filmonger on October 9, 2015 at 7:11 am

Here is an article from Parkersburg 1907; a souvenir of the city of Parkersburg …this should provide some historical perspective along with the Smoot article. ( My Great Grandfather worked with Smoot and Managed the theater ) Interesting in that the article mentions the Theater as being almost fire proof.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm

The caption of a photo of the Camden Theatre in Parkersburg In Vintage Postcards, by Christy and Jeff Little, says that the Camden Theatre opened on September 10, 1902 (Google Books preview.)

An article about Fayette C. Smoot, operator of the Camden, in the March 8, 1919, issue of The Moving Picture World says that “[t]he Camden Theatre is 7 years old.” That would have meant a 1912 opening, but it must have been a mistake. The Camden is listed (and recognizably described) in the 1906-1907 edition of Julius Cahn’s guide.